Registered Office – From £50 per Annum!*
Simply put a company's registered office must be an address in England, Wales or Scotland where legal documents can be served. It is a requirement of the act (according to Section 87) that the registrar is notified of this address. The Companies Act 2006 Registrar, Languages and Trading Disclosures Regulations 2006 states that a company must display its registered office address on all business letters, compliments slips and company websites along with other company information (such as the company name and number).
Why Use a Registered Office?
In order to keep personal details separate from the company, we provide a professional registered office service, whereby we provide an address for your registered office. For a small charge, we will forward up to ten items of statutory or legal mail onto your chosen address each year. In circumstances where your director or company secretary has their home address as the registered address, this service can keep such details private and separate from the company. We also provide facilities for non UK resident clients anywhere in the world.
Did you know?
Section 86 of the Companies Act 2006 states that “a company must at all times have a registered office which all communications and notices may be addressed”
Benefits of a Registered Office
Registered office services offered by other companies might seem cheaper, but our service is the best in terms of quality. Using our registered office service means that your mail is subjected to franked forwarding (postage paid). We do not simply re-address your mail as many of the competitors do.
Our registered office service provides you with a number of benefits, including the following:
Privacy – Using our registered office allows you to keep your personal address private.
Professional Feel – Using a registered office means you can take advantage of using an address which is not clearly a residential address. Therefore providing your company with a professional feel of a larger, well established company, even if it has only recently been registered.
Franked Mail – Your legal and statutory mail will be franked before it is sent on from the registered office, not simply re-addressed.
Properly Manned – Our registered office is in use and there will always be someone at hand to forward on your essential and important mail.
Legal Requirements – Using a registered office service means that the requirements placed on you by the Companies Act are fulfilled, without you having to worry about the particulars.
Chose to register your company with The Company Warehouse, by using our one of our company formation packages – the registered office service will only cost £50 (ex VAT)* for the first year.
UK Registered Office Address
Every Limited Company registered in the UK must have a “Registered Office” address which should be situated in England, Wales, or Scotland. The purpose of a Company’s Registered Office address is to enable the service of legal documents on your company.
A record of a Company’s Registered Office address is kept on the Companies House database and is available for anybody to inspect free of charge. This address must also be written on all your company correspondence such as letterheads and invoices. It is quite common to use a director's or company secretary's home address as the registered office address.
The Company Warehouse offers a Registered Office address service if, for instance, you wish to keep your home details separate from your company details or your usual residential address is not in England, Wales or Scotland. There is an annual fee for this service that includes forwarding up to 10 items of statutory and legal mail each year. Additional items of mail can be forwarded at an extra cost but most companies using our facilities correctly (see below) should not need to pay an additional fee.
Each item of mail is logged and forwarded unopened in a separate, postage paid, plain envelope. Please be aware that some of our competitors simply re-address your mail without either keeping a record of the item forwarded or paying the associated postage cost.
You must not use our Registered Office address as your trading address and regular correspondence such as the following should not be sent to our premises (but not exclusively):
Letters from your suppliers
VAT returns or correspondence (you MUST NOT register for VAT at our address. You must register at your “trading address” otherwise you will be committing a criminal offence)
Parcels of any description
*price(s) excludes VAT and requires purchase of one of the Company Formation Packages